Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday, Monday

So--happy Monday! For those of you in the US, you may be enjoying a relaxing Monday holiday like I am. At least I was having a relaxing morning until my cleaners showed up at 8:15--they usually don't come till at least noon! And let's just say that I didn't have the house all ready to be cleaned yet. Yes I do clean for the cleaners--well I have to straighten everything up anyway, get rid of all the clutter etc. So my nice leisurely relaxing morning got a HUGE shot of adrenaline! (Laundry baskets are excellent when you have to clear horizontal surfaces in a hurry.) But now my house is spic and span and all I have to do is sort out all the crap from the laundry basket lol.

I did get some crafting done over the weekend, plus I went to JoAnn's (twice!) and Hobby Lobby. Good times! I finished the very pink baby blanket:

blanket done

And I started on something new but am having yarn choice issues. My first try was the Caron Spa, but it was too slippery for what I was doing and it was making me nuts. Next I tried Red Heart Fiesta, and it's really pretty but I think the stitch pattern doesn't show up well due to the yarn texture. So now I'm off to my stash to see what else I can try, and if I don't find anything there I guess I'll have to go back to a craft store! That would be a real hardship you know.

I shall report more on the project and yarn choice on WIP Wednesday!

7 comments:

Shanti said...

I LoVe your blanket!!! I can't really tell the texture from this pic, but I think is gorgeous, and I like the border a lot!

Kat said...

I really like that blanky. Do you have a pattern or did you find it on Ravelry by any chance? I'm just loving it.

Mindy said...

It turned out really pretty! I really like the ruffly edge.

Pretty Knitty said...

Sooo pretty!

Julie said...

Thanks for the comments! Kat, the stitch is a diagonal box stitch, I got the instructions here:
http://crochet.about.com/od/learncrochet/ht/htdiagonal.htm

The ruffle I just kind of improvised, in fact I need to write down how I did it before I give the blanket to the church!

jjphotoFTW said...

The blanket looks wonderful Julie!

Clara said...

Pretty little pink blanket! It's a great stitch that is quick and fun to do.